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Old 04-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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At what age do you stop giving Easter Baskets?

My older two said they didn't want Easter Baskets this year but would I please still give them candy!

Did you stop at a certain age with your kids if you do Easter Baskets in your house?

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Old 04-17-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Stop, why stop... what is this you are saying? That's like saying there is an age to stop getting Birthday Cake or Halloween Candy Corn, or to stop hanging Candy Canes.... or stop loving Mickey Mouse. No such thing, if it makes me happy it stays
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Yeah, that is why I was surprised when they said it. I think they just mean they don't want the cute grass and stuffed eggs, but they will get them anyway if they wish to have candy!

I was curious if anyone did have an age where they stopped.

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Stop, why stop... what is this you are saying? That's like saying there is an age to stop getting Birthday Cake or Halloween Candy Corn, or to stop hanging Candy Canes.... or stop loving Mickey Mouse. No such thing, if it makes me happy it stays
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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Well, all my kids from my 29 year old son to my 1 month old dgd will get "something". Dd and both dgd's will actually be IN a basket. I do different things for the older ones.

For instance, one ds got a car washing set for easter one year--bucket filled with sponges and all kinds of car cleaning supplies.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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My kids are ages 11-13 and I still fill their baskets. It's pretty basic- small chocolate bunny, cadbury eggs, jelly beans, peeps and a yogurt shop gift card. We still dye eggs as a family the day before Easter. I agree with others, why stop?
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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I do one big family Easter basket. Chocolate bunnies and other chocolates line the edges and jelly beans and smaller chocolates in the center.
A few marshmellow chicks here and there.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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My DD is 11 but I can't imagine ever stopping giving her something for Easter. My mom still sends me a little package of dark chocolate eggs (a favorite) to me every year and I always looks forward to it.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #8
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Gosh, I still get an Easter basket myself and I'm old as dirt! Mine all still get Easter basket too!
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #9
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I still do baskets....for me, DH (in our 50s), DS (31), DDIL (32) and DD (28)....so I guess the answer is never

I do use useful things for the "baskets". This year it is plastic totes.
Fill them with candy of course, and odds and ends of things I know they will use....and usually a gift card.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #10
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well, DD is 13, and we stopped baskets when she was about 7, because she didn't care for the stuff in them, to be honest, lol. she's not much of a candy eater, and doesn't care for coloring books, cheap toys, etc., like you find in the pre-made baskets, and the only thing she ever liked from the baskets i put together for her was a "carton" of sidewalk chalk shaped like eggs.
what we started doing was just having the Easter bunny bring her a gift-a new DVD, gift certificate or purse. she much prefers this method, lol. this year, she's getting a Thirty-One skirt purse.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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My mom stopped with all of us around the time I was 12 or 13. I remember being so disappointed and even as I hit my early 20's was still disappointed that my adult friends got baskets, but there was nada at our house.
DS benefits from my lack of baskets! I go on complete basket overload(mostly with games and books and trinkets,not a lot of candy) I have a feeling this year's basket is going to be overflowing onto the table

I don't see myself EVER giving up the tradition. I enjoy hunting and making the baskets and then watching his face when he finds it!
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:40 PM   #12
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WAIT? What do you mean? Doesn't the Easter Bunny bring the baskets? Not me!!


Funny you should ask. I just sealed the "Easter box" that I am sending to my 26 year old daughter who is in Grad school. Putting it in the mail tomorrow so she gets it in time for Easter.

DH & I give Easter Baskets to each other, too.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #13
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I have "kids" from 14 through (ahem) 45ish+ that are going to be getting Easter baskets this year.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #14
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DD is 19, she will get a basket until I am dust.

The baskets however change each year. I try to make it something useful, like a pretty bowl, or a decorative storage container...something she can use all year.

This year I am giving them to her two best friends as well. They are each getting colored totes with some candy and WaWa gift cards (nice because can be used for store or gas).
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Say it isn't so .....our family has no age limit !! Easter bunny brings DH & myself a basket of goodies - we're still going strong at 64 & 74yo.
I also make my dear 81yo Mom a basket, she loves good chocolate, those cute lil fuzzy yellow chicks, and some peeps!?
Our grands all get baskets/buckets, etc. of candies, GC's, asst stuff, the oldest is 23yo, ~ Easter bunny hasn't heard any complaints yet.
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